Valentines Dinner £15 @ Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's have a meal deal for £15 that includes a starter, main, side, dessert, drink and chocolates.
While on the one hand there's something a little sad about getting your Valentines dinner ready-made at a supermarket, the fact of the matter is that we can't all be whisked off to Paris and Rome for picnics under the stars. And, as I've realised since becoming a mother, babysitters can cost you more than a night out.
If you're trying to be frugal this Valentine's day, a £15 dinner for two can be made as romantic as you wish. If it were me and I'd been out working all day, for example, I'd stop at Sainsbury's on my way home and pick up the Breaded Camembert for starters (add in a bed of salad for the pretty factor), Sea Bass Fillets With Ginger & Lime for main, with a side of Potato Dauphinoise and a chilled Pinot Grigio. For dessert, I'm not able to resist the Gü Chocolate Melting Puds, with maybe a bit of icing sugar sprinkled over, again for the pretty factor. To top off the evening, and if we had any more room, some of my favourite chocolates , the After Eight Dark Chocolates.
My meal choices would have cost £23.82, but with the Valentine's deal I'd only pay £15 – and I certainly didn't choose the most expensive options.
It may not be ideal, or the most romantic starting point, but with a few candles, some music and two people who love each other, it can still be a beautiful evening. Unless, of course, you're like me and your other half isn't around for Valentines day, or you don't have one, then it's still a great price for dinner for two nights.